Missouri Senator Josh Hawley says he’ll object to Electoral College certification

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental...
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)(Greg Nash | AP)
Published: Dec. 30, 2020 at 11:46 AM CST
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WASHINGTON (KY3) - Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley says he will object when Congress counts Electoral College votes on January 6.

The objection will force Congress to vote on whether to accept the results of President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump. This will not change the outcome, but delay the official affirmation of Biden’s win. The junior senator from Missouri says his objection will highlight the failure of some states, notably Pennsylvania, to follow election laws and what he calls unprecedented interference of big tech monopolies during the election cycle.

“I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws,” said Hawley. “And I cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden. At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections. But Congress has so far failed to act.”

Democrats have previously objected during the certification process for the 2004 and 2016 Presidential elections.

“They were praised by Democratic leadership and the media when they did,” said Senator Hawley. “And they were entitled to do so. But now those of us concerned about the integrity of this election are entitled to do the same.”

Congress will certify the results of the Electoral College on January 6.

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